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Iraqi forces recapture strategic buildings in western Mosul

Meanwhile, the Ministry of displacement and migration said Sunday that since last Friday, more than 8,000 displaced people arrived from south Mosul to its east to the camps of Al Khazar and Hassan Sham. USA -led coalition airstrikes have helped destroy some of the ISIS defenses, but fighting is still ongoing. More than 40,000 people have been displaced in the last week from Mosul .

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London Bridge station is closed due to a security alert

National Rail warned that train services running to and from London Bridge may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected until 4pm. It comes after witnesses described seeing a dark silver Range Rover parked with its hazard lights flashing on London Bridge Street.

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The Nintendo Switch is already a record-breaker

You can check out the loading times and frame rate for yourself in the following videos. However, its user score is significantly lower, with it now clocking in at 7.8. Meanwhile, we'll be hard at work playing games on the new Nintendo Switch and will endeavor to have a separate list ready for the Nintendo Switch within a few months, showcasing the best games of the system so far.

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Zuma congratulates Ghana on its 60th independence anniversary

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who addressed a parade of 1,220 personnel from the Security Agencies and some basic and secondary schools at the Black Star Square, in Accra, eulogized Ghana's forebears for their contributions to the attainment of independence.

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Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

However, they have failed to agree on an alternative. Numerous most right-leaning Republicans oppose the bill's refundable tax credits to help people afford insurance. This raised doubts about the legislation's journey through the upper chamber. The 66-page proposal Monday offers a more conservative approach to USA healthcare but does not yet detail specific elements - such as what the program would cost or how many Americans it could cover.

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Nintendo Switch Game Console Off To Smooth Start

Shares in Nintendo jumped following the worldwide launch of its Switch console as fans queued up for a device whose success hinges on whether home consoles can thrive in the mobile gaming era. You can also transform the Joy-Cons into a more traditional game controller by sliding them into a wireless grip accessory, which is included. It's hardly the ideal start for life in the wild for the Switch, and it's not exactly the flawless solution to have to potentially turn off other wireless ...

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Apple iPad Pro 2 Specs, Release date, Rumors

The iPad Pro 2 is expected to feature a new A10X chipset - an improvement over the A10 one found in the previous version of the tablet. The iPad Pro 2 is coming, that much is sure. In spite of that, Apple's current iPad Pro model has struck gold for the tech company, as the tablet computer rack up superb ratings from tech enthusiasts.

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'Marvel's Iron Fist' spoilers: Showrunner explains absence of Iron Fist's costume

However, there has certainly been some backlash to him playing Danny Rand (who is canonically white in the Iron Fist comics) when the character, who leans heavily on Asian influences, could have instead been played by a person of Asian descent.

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Virat Kohli lays into Steve Smith and Australia following second Test incident

I pointed it out to the umpires. that's why I was adamant. Asked if he was accusing the Australian team of cheating, Kohli retorted, "I have not said that either but I would never do something like that on the cricket field". "I don't want to say more on that, the videos are out there for everyone to see and it was getting repetitive and that's why the umpires knew that it might happen again".

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NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets nearby

For example, the planets' tight orbits around their star have probably caused the planets to be tidally locked with their star, meaning each completes one rotation on its axis per revolution around its star. TESS is expected to survey about 200,000 stars during its two-year mission, and haul in thousands of new exoplanet discoveries. Their search brought them to one star in particular-at the time named 2MASS J23062928-0502285-which was a dim red dwarf star.

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Best stocks of the day: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Zacks Investment Research upgraded Advanced Micro Devices from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 20th. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and global copyright and trademark law.

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Porsche 911 GT3 gets 500-hp 4.0-liter engine, six-speed manual

Capable of reaching 60mph in 3.2 seconds when paired with the dual-clutch gearbox and launch control, the 911 GT3 is marginally slower when coupled with the six-speed manual, with the sprint to 60mph taking 3.8 seconds. With the PDK equipped, the auto weighs 1,430 kg, and goes from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds - 0.1 seconds faster than the outgoing model - before hitting a top speed of 318 km/h.

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Geneva Motor Show 2017: India-bound new Volvo XC60 SUV revealed

Autoblog.nl has published what it says is a leaked image of the new XC60 from side on. Volvo has stayed true to the XC60's design heritage, but from every angle it now looks more modern and precise. Volvo Cars will also be launching this auto in India in both petrol and diesel engines. By the way, Volvo is giving the XC60 the full powertrain treatment just like on the XC90, including the T8 Twin Engine setup - featuring a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine mated to an electric ...

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Facebook is still failing to remove images of child exploitation, investigation reveals

Facebook is facing mounting criticism for failing to punish users caught discussing and sharing sexual images of children on its platform and - when confronted on the issue - for reporting the journalists who found such content to the United Kingdom police.

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What's Affecting Oil Prices This Week?

Oil prices slipped on Monday, wiping out some of the previous session's gains, as lower growth targets in China and concerns over Russia's compliance with a global deal to cut oil output sparked renewed worries over a crude oil supply glut.

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Ben Carson Called Slaves "Immigrants" With a Dream

After the former Republican presidential candidate suggested slaves were basically hardworking immigrants , Samuel took to Twitter to slam him. Carson's remarks were met on Twitter with shock, anger and ridicule given the fact that slaves were brought to the USA against their will, not as immigrants in search of a better life.

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Majority of Americans want independent probe into Trump-Russia ties, poll finds

Yet the Republicans in Congress are not reacting with the outrage that they should. The Associated Press reported Thursday that White House adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and former national security adviser Michael Flynn had met with Kislyak in December.

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UK Game Charts: Horizon Zero Dawn Beats Zelda Breath of the Wild

Also in the UK, GamesIndustry.Biz estimates 80,000 opening weekend sales of the Switch itself, around double of its Wii U predecessor, though about a third of the PlayStation 4's equivalent 250,000 units and just over half of the Xbox One's 150,000 unit launch weekend sales.

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Verratti wants Champions League trophy with PSG

They have players who are used to playing very tough games and are able to overcome the result. "For them it was the flawless game and for Barca, it was the opposite". "I've naturally been thinking about it for a long time", he said. "He is a player I would love to see at Barcelona ". "If the stars align we can turn that game around", Enrique added as he announced his decision last week.

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NASA proposes magnetic shield to make Mars habitable

Presenting their ideas about future, NASA team informed, "A greatly enhanced Martian atmosphere, in both pressure and temperature, that would be enough to allow significant surface liquid water would also have a number of benefits for science and human exploration in the 2040s and beyond".

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Here's how to avoid breaking your shiny new Nintendo Switch

Despite all this cons this news is a treat for the Nintendo Switch owners because now if they want they can use these controllers to play PC games and not use or buy a different controller unless they absolutely need it. A Reddit thread about the problem already has over 2,300 comments so perhaps consumer pressure will once again make Nintendo change their minds.

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Reince Priebus, Not Notoriously Erratic Boss, Blamed for White House Chaos

Several aides expressed unhappiness with the daily 8 a.m. senior staff meeting that he runs out of his office. Some staffers roll their eyes as Priebus reiterates the need for them to not leak to the press, or as he stresses that if they want to talk to the president they need to go through him or one of his lieutenants, Katie Walsh.

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Nintendo Switch - Before You Buy

The Switch's big innovation is its versatility, Kotaku said in its review, calling it the Swiss Army Knife of video game players. We also have no way of knowing - yet - how the console is doing locally. That's obviously not good, so Nintendo has come up with a list of suggestions to help those experiencing issues out. It may cost over R5 000, it may only have a handful of launch titles and there are issues with its controllers, but none of that has stopped the Nintendo Switch ...

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Sonos Expands Home Theater Speaker Lineup With Playbase

Like the Playbar before it, the Playbase is built specifically to be used with TVs. 70 per cent of TVs are sitting on furniture, not mounted to the wall, Sonos says. One of the big messages that Sonos appears to be trying to push, given how much it was emphasised, was that though its hardware is eye-wateringly expensive if you're on a modest income, it's worth the investment as it will actually get better over time: Software updates will unlock new functionality and the team at Sonos will ...

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South Korean Manufacturers in Stalemate in China

South Korea is preparing to take worldwide legal action against Beijing, according to a government statement Sunday - after a series of Chinese moves apparently aimed at dissuading Seoul from deploying an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense).

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PSA Group, GM announce Monday morning press conference

Our UK plants are among the most efficient of any in the new company. "We have had assurances that Vauxhall is planning on continuing its operations in the United Kingdom and is committed to the plants". Most of Opel/Vauxhall's European and United Kingdom pension plans will remain with GM, with the exception of some smaller plans which will be transferred to PSA.

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Peugeot 3008 named best in Europe

The honour comes on the same day that Peugeot parent company PSA Group announced a £1.9 billion deal to buy GM's Opel division. The six other finalists for the award were the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which placed second in the voting, as well as the Citroen C3, Mercedes E-Class, Nissan Micra, Toyota C-HR hybrid, and Volvo S90/V90.

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Honda Civic Type-R: This Is What The Worst Looks Like

Its arrival in North America will mark the first time that any Honda-badged Type R has been officially sold there'. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show, and heading to USA showrooms late this spring, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is set to battle the hot Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R.

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Akshay Kumar Reveals The Name Of The Current Mast Mast Girl

Be it the costumes, choreography or the setup of this new track, nothing matches up to the original version. And with Cheez Badi , yet another song has been ruined beyond fix. Kiara and Mustafa might look good on-screen, but their chemistry doesn't lend any intensity to an average song. Not to forget the iconic pelvic thrust step from the song is missing.

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Most Americans want a special prosecutor to probe Team Trump's Russian Federation ties

Amid growing concerns, intelligence leaks and following the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, almost two-thirds of Americans believed an independent special prosecutor should handle the investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign's alleged links to Russian Federation, a CNN/ORC poll published Monday showed.

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GameStop praises strong Nintendo Switch launch, promises more stock soon

On the surface, it seems like the Switch has enjoyed a successful launch so far, and now GameStop is offering some insight as the USA's largest video game retailer. Looks like there are several other hidden functions of the Nintendo Switch , but more targeted towards its Joy-Con controllers . There are plenty of both available online for the Switch .

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Samsung Galaxy S8 WAS Shown @ MWC 2017 To "Impressed" Partners

However, such is the importance of the Galaxy S8 release , it's understandable Samsung would take the extra time to ensure everything is ideal before sending the Galaxy S8 out into the wild. However, the source didn't reveal reason of delay. The video itself is only 5 seconds long, but that's more than enough time to give us an idea of exactly how the phone fits in the hand.

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Researchers correct robot mistakes with their minds

A dozen untrained volunteers wore the cap and watched as a robot sorted two types of objects - paint cans and spools of wire - into different bins. Like a dog obsessively watching its owners for signs it's a good pup, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University are now using mind-mapping techniques to help train robots to perform tasks correctly.

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Malaysia joins chorus of protests against North Korean missile launches

The launch followed a warning Friday in the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper that Pyongyang would fire more missiles in response to the annual, two-month-long Foal Eagle exercise between Seoul and Washington, which runs through April. On Monday, North Korea carried out yet more missile tests, launching four missiles into the Sea of Japan with three landing within Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone.

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(XOM) Stock Rating Upgraded by Credit Suisse Group AG

The share price is now -11.01 percent versus its SMA20, -11.64 percent versus its SMA50, and 4.81 percent versus its SMA200. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 7 analysts of Thomson Reuters , 2 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock. To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. The stock recovered 34.37% since its low point and has performed 13.1% year-to-date.


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